Act 3 Macbeth

As Act III begins Banquo is reflecting on what has happened to Macbeth. What three events does he state and what does he hope for himself? Banquo says that Macbeth was made King, Thane of Cawdor and Thane of Glamis. He hopes his sons will be Kings.
2. What reason does Macbeth give the Murderers for wanting Banquo killed? What reason does he give for not doing it himself? Macbeth fears for his own life if Banquo lives. Macbeth says that he and Banquo have the same friends and Macbeth would not be able to remain friends with them if he killed Banquo himself.
3. Why do you thing Macbeth does not tell Lady Macbeth about his plan to murder Banquo and Fleance? Macbeth either feels that Lady Macbeth may try to talk him out the plot, or he wants to have full control and exclude her from this matter.
When Banquo’s ghost enters the banquet what is Macbeth’s reaction? Macbeth questions who has brought Banquo to the feast and he is very upset.
What does Lady Macbeth say to the guest is the reason for his behavior? Lady Macbeth tells them that he has suffered from this affliction his entire life and to ignore his behavior.
What does Lady Macbeth say to the guest is the reason for his behavior? Macbeth recognizes Banquo and says to the ghost that he should not blame him for the murder, “Thou canst not say I did it: never shake Thy gory locks at me.”
What does Hecate say she is going to do to Macbeth? Why does she think he will respond to her? Hecate is going to create a situation that will allow Macbeth to ruin himself. The Witches will make a magic potion that will guide Macbeth’s fate by telling him the future. Hecate says mortal men cannot resist knowing the future.
What does Lennox say about Malcolm, Donalbain, and Fleance? Lennox says they have been unjustly accused of murder.
Where has Macduff gone and why? Macduff has gone to England to join Malcolm’s forces to overthrow Macbeth.
What does Lennox hope for? Lennox hopes that Scotland will be peaceful again.

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